The Vintage Aviator Museum
The Vintage Aviator Museum
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Julez
Palmerston North, New Zealand11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. The volunteers who shared their knowledge with us were superb. I learned a lot of things about flying in WWI. Highly recommend to anyone. The planes are spectacular.
Written 31 January 2024
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Jamo
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The Vintage Aviator Museum is closed for public tours for the foreseeable future as the hangar is too crammed with aircraft to safely walk around. Group tours can be arranged if they coincide with pilot training weekends at the end of each month between October and April
Written 6 March 2022
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Stéphane J
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Don't hesitate to open the doors. All the doors. Inside each hangar, you will find different planes from the early WW1 till nowadays, with some surprises like a Belgian Hanriot-Dupont HD1 or a Corsair that's not a F4U but a Goodyear FG-1D
Written 9 October 2019
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Tony Law
Sydney, Australia160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
Having been to an airshow here a couple of years ago I knew that the museum would be good. However the amazing attention to detail in bringing the World War 1 aircraft back to life is stunning.
Written 2 June 2019
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IntrepidHedonist
Auckland52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We read the reviews and were keen to visit the museum.
However there was little info on line about opening hours or who runs the museum.
We also enquired at the tourist information centre in Martinborough. They made phone calls and informed us that the aviator museum is currently closed to the public at least until the 'Wings over Wairarapa Airshow" 22-24 Feb 2019.
Hard to rate it fairly when you haven't seen it.
Written 6 January 2019
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AnnieMac16
Biggleswade, UK22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
My brother and I visited this lovely attraction on a day when there was a tour with explanations of the old aircraft collection. Reasonably priced it was wonderful to walk amongst these old aircraft many provided by film director Peter Jackson. While there a kittyhawk was taken up and it was fabulous to get this unexpected treat of an aircraft in flight. Another unexpected exhibition bonus was an old car, one of those used in the film "Chiltty Chitty Bang Bang". If you are interested in old aircraft then this place should not be missed.
Written 16 April 2017
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52Mustang51
Sydney, Australia36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Business
Visited the Vintage Aviator during my Masterton stay. I could not believe the quality and rarity of the aircraft displayed and flown there. The attention to detail and authenticity is unbelievable and the equally friendly and knowledgeable staff made the experience even better. To hear the sound of 100 year old engines and see original WW.I aircraft flying in the Hood Aerodrome setting is an unforgettable experience that shall be repeated.
Written 12 April 2017
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Catzzndogzz
Petersfield, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
I'm not an aviation/ World War I buff, but interested and I recognise a good museum when I see one. A collection that's close to being unique. The guided tour was by an enthusiast who loved his topic, and on more than one occasion asked if he was pitching his talk to our level of interest and knowledge. I echo the praise in the other reviews.
Written 20 March 2017
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BelC0001
Sydney, Australia643 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
This museum is worth spending a couple of hours in - whilst entry was $15 per adult, there was a guided tour twice per day and that is worth attending. The guides are passionate about their collection of WW1 aircraft (restored/operational and those which are static displays) and can talk for hours with an appreciative audience. The museum has more aircraft than first imagined and for aviation fans of vintage aircraft it's on the Must See bucket list.
It's worth attending one of the Museum's flying days or the biennial Wings over Wairarapa airshow, just to see the aircraft take to the skies in mock dog fights. The collection belongs to Peter Jackson, the film maker and it's awe inspiring to see the dedication, time and funds he has poured into keeping a collection of WW1 aircraft alive.
Written 27 February 2017
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Robin W
Wellington, New Zealand274 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
A great collection of world war I planes under one roof. Enough to look at and find out about - especially if you are not the one interested in aircraft. The tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. All planes are in working order which they will fly again soon on the weekend of the 18th of February - Wings over Masterton. You can visit here for 30 mins to an hour or so depending on your interest. I would recommend a visit and it only costs $15 per adult (including the tour)
Written 5 February 2017
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